The Green Bay Packers’ defensive players were the heroes of the afternoon in week two, coming up with big stops when they were needed in the team’s 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. However, it was not all smiles after the game.
Rookie safety Darnell Savage was seen leaving the locker room with a walking boot on his his right foot, according to multiple media reports. The rookie had a great game for the Green Bay Packers, recording one forced fumble and a pass deflection that ended up in the arms on Preston Smith for an interception.
Fans might have missed Savage getting injured. Watching closely on the last play of the game, it looks like Darnell Savage takes a Vikings cleat to the foot when he attempts to go after the ball. Once the clock hits zero, he can be seen hobbling around, clearly in pain.
Watch the video below to see the entire play:
No official word was given from Matt LaFleur or the Packers on the status of Savage’s foot. As for the rest of the defense, Raven Greene was also carted off with an injury after he fell during the game. This injury looked serious on the field, but he was able to help himself onto the cart. He left the stadium with a boot on his right foot.
Despite the injuries, the story of the game was the defensive play that created four turnovers and sealed the deal late with an interception from Kevin King.
Savage’s and Greene’s statuses so far are unknown, and we can expect an update from the Packers this week.
UPDATE: The Packers reportedly believe that the injury is not serious but will conduct some tests on Savage this week to confirm. It sounds like he should at least have a chance to play in week three when the Packers host the Denver Broncos.